It’s Wedding Wednesday, friends, and that means it’s time for another post in my series on my new wedding photography package! Today I’m sharing all about how I’m basically a magician, with how I’m sneakily able to add time to your wedding day.
After photographing dozens of weddings, I’ve learned that creating a fun, organized, joyful experience and beautiful, timeless images takes time. That knowledge lead me to incorporate two things into my standard wedding package this year: 1. a second photographer and 2. eight hours day-of photography.
A second photographer can really add time to your wedding day! Here’s how it works:
- A second photographer allows me more time to photograph details while they take photos of the couple getting ready with their family and friends.
- It allows me more time for portraits with the bride (or one of the brides/one of the grooms), while the second photographer photographs the other half of the couple.
- It gives me plenty of time to spend with the wedding party, family, and couple for portraits while the second photographer captures cocktail hour and reception details.
- A second photographer can also help set up/take down light stands and carry gear, which saves me a load of time – giving me more time to take photos.
And the biggest way not having a second photographer at your wedding can actually take time away from your day is that not having a second photographer makes it so my time is split across all of the things listed above. It makes it so my time to capture each event is essentially cut in half or nonexistent.
(The extra bonus to having a second photographer at your wedding, of course, is that you get multiple angles on each of your precious moments!)
Making eight hours day-of photography standard in my D.C. wedding photography package will add time to your wedding day, obviously, rather than trying to cram everything into six or seven hours. It creates so much more space to relax and create images without rushing, which benefits the photos as well as the couple and your loved ones on your big day.
Having that eight hours is especially (and essentially) helpful if there is travel between any of your venues.
Check back next week for the third post in this series on my new wedding photography package where I’ll share about why I now include an engagement session in the standard package.
Did this post get you excited to book your own wedding, elopement, or engagement session?! If yes, send me a note and we can chat about what you have in mind: contact me
Hi – I’m Rachel! A wedding, engagements, and headshots photographer in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia. I love taking photos of elegant people who love to laugh, as well as of much in-love couples. If you’re a dog owner, that’s a plus! I’m currently booking 2019 portrait sessions, as well as 2019 and 2020 weddings.